Watermelon Seeds - Florida Giant

Watermelon Seeds - Florida Giant

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $11.59
1/4 Pound $26.29 43% Savings
1 Pound $60.89 ($3.80/ounce) 67% Savings
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  • Round, 50-pound deliciousness
  • Round, Green Watermelon with Sweet and Juicy Red Flesh
  • One of the Most Popular Giant Watermelon Varieties
  • Prefers Full Sun Exposure and Warm Weather
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 25+ pounds
Growth Habit Vining

Flavor Profile Sweet; Refreshing; Firm and Crisp
Plant Characteristics Fast Growing
Use Culinary
Growing Conditions Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Slicing

About Watermelon Seeds - Florida Giant

Citrullus lanatus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Plant Type Giant

Don't let the name fool you - the Florida Giant Watermelon WILL grow outside of the sunshine state! An abundant producer of generally round watermelons in the 50-pound range. Sweet and juicy red flesh make this watermelon an excellent choice for your garden. Introduced by famed Florida watermelon pioneer Melville Dillon in the 1940's. A perfect crop for summer, Watermelons take their time to mature, but don't rush them--it's all that time in the sun that makes them so sweet and delicious!

Planting Information

Planting Watermelon Seeds - Florida Giant

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 36 to 48 inches
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Watermelon Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 23
1 Ounce 216
1/4 Pound 864
1 Pound 3,456

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